SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. A senior executive from a large global manufacturer came to speak in my MBA class this week, and discussed the major shifts in global business that was occurring due to the emergence of omni-channel capabilities in the supply chain.  His insights and presence were most appreciated by everyone, especially given the snowfall we were experiencing […]

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  2. Joydeep Ganguly from Biogen Idec spoke in my Supply Chain Relationships class last week, and shared his insights on how Biogen’s supply chain evolved.  Since graduating from the NC State Jenkins MBA program in 2006, Joydeep Ganguly has risen through the ranks at Biogen Idec – the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company and the largest […]

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  3. I was able to listen to Christopher Nassetta, the CEO of HIlton Worldwide, speak to his team of global supply managers in MacLean Virginia this morning. Chris spoke about a number of important themes at HIlton, which related directly to the role of supply management in running a major hotel chain.  He emphasized that “The […]

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  4. Acquisition in the federal government has been identified as a major source of potential savings in the future, as in the private sector, but a recent set of workshops and interviews identified some major challenges that exist.  First, the majority of data exists in a database called FPDS, or the Federal Procurement Data System, which […]

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  5. I recently spoke with an oil and gas executive, who shared with me his thoughts on post-award contract management.  He noted that “Demand management and specification management are some of the biggest problems encountered in post-award contracting.  A few years ago we reviewed this situation, and found that the biggest problems were often ones that […]

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  6. There has been a huge amount of economic data pouring out in the last two weeks, all the while in the face of news of increasing violence in the Ukraine, Jordan, and the Middle East. Domestically, we seem to be in a situation negative total inflation – the Fed will be on hold until December delaying […]

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